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Sun Country Airlines reminds locals it is from Minnesota with local brands

Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N833SY (msn 40244) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 955004.

Sun Country Airlines has announced the release of a new inflight menu serving more than just the Midwest hospitality they’re known for. Tapping into Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee, Fulton Brewing and smalltown favorite, Dot’s Pretzels, the airline hopes to share more Minnesota and Midwest flavor from coast to coast.

In addition, Sun Country plans to invite passengers to sit back in their comfortable reclining seats with their beverage and snack in hand and enjoy 15 new, complimentary Minnesotathemed movies like “Purple Rain,” “The Mighty Ducks,” “Grumpy Old Men,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Juno,” and more.

As part of this announcement, the airline names Caribou Coffee the Official Coffee of Sun Country Airlines. The partnership includes a $250,000 investment by Sun Country in equipment upgrades onboard to ensure high flavor quality and consistency across its fleet for passengers to enjoy. In addition to Caribou Coffee ready-to-drink Cold Brew cans that are currently available for purchase, Sun Country will begin offering complimentary fresh brewed hot Caribou Coffee on all flights in early 2022. You betcha heard that right.

Dot’s Pretzels, a beloved family-owned small business, will now be available onboard your next Sun Country Airlines flight. Passengers who purchase tickets in Sun Country’s “best seats,” will receive a complimentary bag of Dot’s Pretzels. Additional bags will be available for purchase onboard.

Beginning this month, Sun Country Airlines will offer an additional craft beer option from Minnesota-based Fulton Brewing, adding Fulton Sweet Child of Vine IPA to the list of brews available for purchase onboard. Passengers also have the option of purchasing Fulton Lonely Blonde, which was originally brought onboard in 2019.

What’s pairs better than beer and a pretzel? Travelers can take advantage of the “Hometown Flavor Bundle” and save $1 when they purchase any snack along with a Minnesota beer or liquor. Sun Country Airlines also offers Minnesota-based Prairie Organic Gin and Vodka on its inflight menu.

These products are now available onboard any of Sun Country’s more than 95 routes across 65 airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N833SY (msn 40244) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 955004.

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Sun Country to start service to Mesa, AZ on November 24

Ex A6-FDR, delivered May 16, 2019

Sun Country Airlines has announced it will start the Minneapolis-St. Paul – Mesa, AZ (near Phoenix) route on November 24.

In addition, the carrier is starting service to Phoenix from Madison and Milwaukee on December 16. Duluth and Green Bay flights to Phoenix flights will start on December 17

Rochester – Phoenix flights will commence on February 4, 2022.

Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N834SY (msn 40245) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952357.

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Sun Country Airlines announces 18 new nonstop routes

Ex A6-FDW, delivered December 21, 2019

Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of 18 new nonstop routes, adding nine airports to its growing network. The expansion includes six nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), two nonstop routes from Duluth International Airport (DLH), two nonstop routes from Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), one nonstop route from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), five nonstop routes from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and two routes from Rochester International Airport (RST).

The airline welcomes Duluth International Airport (DLH), Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) in Grand Cayman, Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), Rochester International Airport (RST), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos to its growing network.

Of the 18 newly announced routes, ten will offer the only nonstop service to travelers. From Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport, Sun Country will offer the only nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Providenciales International Airport (PLS).

From Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Sun Country will offer the only scheduled nonstop service to Cancun International Airport (CUN). From Duluth International Airport (DLH), Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and Rochester International Airport (RST), the airline will offer the only nonstop flights to both Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Sun Country will now offer service to five different airports on Florida’s Gulf Coast, providing visitors to the area with the flexibility to choose the destination airport that best suits their needs. With today’s expansion, Sun Country Airlines will operate a total of 93 routes across 69 airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.

The full list of new seasonal/year-round routes includes:

From Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

• Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
o Service begins November 24, 2021
o Operates four days weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
o Service begins December 16, 2021 (extended from previous schedule) o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays
o One-way fares as low as $89*

• St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
o Service begins November 25, 2021
o Operates four days weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
o Service begins December 10, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $159*

• Providenciales International Airport (PLS)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $159*

From Duluth International Airport (DLH)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

o Service begins December 17, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

• Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
o Service begins August 26, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $39*

• Cancun International Airport (CUN)
o Service begins December 18, 2021 o Operates once weekly on Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $179*

• McCarran International Airport (LAS)
o Service begins August 26, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins December 15, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays o One-way fares as low as $89*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins December 16, 2021
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

From Rochester International Airport (RST)

• Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
o Service begins February 3, 2022
o Operates twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays o One-way fares as low as $79*

• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
o Service begins February 4, 2022
o Operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays o One-way fares as low as $69*

• Fares are valid for one-way travel and are inclusive of all government taxes and fees.
• Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CT (Central Time) on May 4, 2021.
• Additional baggage and other service fees may apply.
• Seats are limited and fare may not be available on all flights or dates within the travel range. • Valid for new bookings only.

• Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. • Restrictions apply.

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Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N835SY (msn 40250) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952358.

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Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. announces pricing of Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 9,090,909 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $24.00 per share. Sun Country Airlines has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,363,636 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.

The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SNCY” on March 17, 2021. The offering is expected to close on March 19, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Sun Country Airlines expects the gross proceeds of the offering to be approximately $218.2 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, or $250.9 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. Sun Country Airlines intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay in full all amounts outstanding under the CARES Act Loan and to pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

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Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. announces launch of initial public offering

Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. today announced the launch of its initial public offering (IPO) of 9,090,909 shares of its common stock. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $21.00 and $23.00 per share. Sun Country Airlines expects to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,363,636 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The shares are expected to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “SNCY.”

Sun Country Airlines expects to receive gross proceeds of approximately $190.9 million to $209.1 million from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, or approximately $219.5 million to $240.4 million if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full. Sun Country Airlines intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay in full all amounts outstanding under the CARES Act Loan and to pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint lead bookrunners for the offering, and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Nomura are acting as joint bookrunners for the offering. Apollo Global Securities, AmeriVet Securities, Siebert Williams Shank and Tribal Capital Markets, LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering.

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Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. files registration statement for proposed initial public offering

Sun County Airlines is going public. The company issued this statement:

Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. (Sun Country Airlines) has announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Sun Country Airlines intends to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “SNCY.”

Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities will serve as joint lead bookrunners, and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Nomura will serve as joint bookrunners for the offering. Apollo Global Securities will serve as a co-manager. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 888-603-5847, or by email at Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014 or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 800-503-4611 or email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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Sun Country Airlines announces 16 new routes

Sun Country Airlines has announced the addition of 16 nonstop flights, adding nine airports to its growing network. The expansion includes nine nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), two new nonstop routes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and one additional nonstop route from San Antonio International Airport (SAT), Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Bradley International Airport (BDL).

The airline welcomes Bradley International Airport (BDL), John Wayne Airport (SNA), George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), Fairbanks International Airport (FAI), Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to its growing network.

In addition to the new routes, Sun Country also announced it is extending its current schedule through December 14, 2021. Sun Country customers now have access to more than 50 travel destinations and booking flexibility as they plan new travel and re-schedule any postponed vacations due to COVID-19 precautions.

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Sun Country Airlines is reducing its flight schedule due to the coronavirus

Sun Country Airlines is trimming its schedule due to decreased travel demand caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

The airline will drop three routes from Portland, Oregon to Honolulu, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

Beginning in April, Sun Country will also reduce the number of flights from its Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) hub and Los Angeles, Seattle/Tacoma, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago-O’Hare, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

In May, the airline will reduce its schedule from MSP to Anchorage, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Newark and Fort Myers.

In May the airline will also end early its seasonal route between MSP and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The airline hopes to restore full service in June.

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Sun Country Airlines to fly 10 Boeing 737-800Fs for Amazon, adds Vancouver

Sun Country Airlines has signed a a six-year deal with Amazon to operate 10 Boeing 737-800F freighters for Amazon Prime starting next spring.

The first delivery will be in April 2020.

Previously Amazon announced a partnership with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease an additional fifteen Boeing 737-800 cargo aircraft. These fifteen aircraft will be in addition to the five Boeing 737-800s already leased from GECAS and announced earlier this year. The aircraft will fly in the United States out of the more than 20 air gateways in the Amazon Air network.

In other news, Sun Country is adding the Minneapolis/St. Paul – Vancouver route:

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Sun Country adds 12 new routes and four new destinations

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Sun Country Airlines has announced it has extended its schedule through August 24, 2020.

The carrier is adding 12 new routes and 4 new destinations, including Bozeman, Portland (Maine), Cleveland, and Baltimore.

New destinations from MSP: Bozeman, Portland (ME), Cleveland, and Baltimore.

New routes from MSN: Seattle, Nashville, Portland (OR), Boston and New York City via Newark.

New routes from DFW: Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and Costa Rica.

Top Copyright Photo: Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-8KN WL N833SY (msn 40244) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946670.

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